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Old 12-02-2009, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the best tires?

My 96 impala is on stock rims but i need to buy new tires, can anyone rec. some good ones from experience? (i don't race just cruise around, i drive about 10k or less a year on my impala)

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Old 12-02-2009, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here at my work we have been having good experiences with the Pirelli P5's. They are decently priced, have great all weather traction, and a 99k warranty. It's a winning combo in my book, but everyone may no agree. They are cheaper than goodyear's or michelin's, and for the most part they out perform them too, while still having a higher mileage warranty.

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At 10K a year a mileage warranty is the last thing I would worry about. The tires will be dry hard and useless before they wear out.

Most of us like the Kuhmos, I have the SPT and like them other than they are NOT cold weather or snow compatible. Guys who have had these and the ASX say the ASX gives up nothing in dry handling BUT is all season rated. If I buy 255/50/17 again those will probably be my choice.

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Me I love my Good Year Eagles F1's,all around great tire.dry and even wet conditions(even in Cali we get rain sum times,lol)

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I had really good success with NITTO's.

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Love my kumho ecsta asx's so far.

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Another Kuhmo guy here.

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Old 12-05-2009, 02:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Guess we should have asked. You want tires for stock Impala rims right?

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Been awhile since I looked, seems to me the stock 255/50/17 size was low on selection.

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What tires are you looking for If you live where it doesn't snow and have ice. I would go with an ultra high performance summer tires. I have the Kuhmo ASX all season tires on my 95 Caprice SS wagon and they work great. I would look at the Kuhmo tires. I have a friend that just put some Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sports on his GTO and he likes them better than the BFG KDWS and Goodyear Eagle F-1 All Season tires he had on the GTO before. He lives out in California and these are Ultra High Performance Summer tires..
The Bridgstone RE760 tires are available in a P275/40ZR17 and not in the stock size.

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I use bridgestone for my all cars. Not sure about any other.

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I agree with the Kumho Guys. I have always had great luck with Kumho's but I really like my Nitto's also i believe either tire would be a good choice and neither is overly expensive.

**If you have the money tho i would try to get some Michelin All weather tires those things are great in any kind of weather and they stick to the road nicely.

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I am getting the Bridgestone Turanza Serenities. According to tire rack testing, it does better in every category than the ever most popular Goodyear eagle GT. Very sick traction and super quiet. Getting these installed Wednesday replacing my OEM's. I know they are Grand Touring tires, but reading endless reviews overall, the sidewalls are stiff and not mushy so you can feel the responce and dont vibrate or blow after using them for awhile. $100 dollars more for these than the Eagle GT's.

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thank you to all who posted feedback on some tires...I ended up purchasing the Kumho Ecasta ASX. I have yet to really put the tires through the tests, but I will post more later on how they ride/ handle.

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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round ones work for me .. lol

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